As fresh from the runway looks land in-stores and online, shopping for winter outfits is made easy through shoppable runways and edits. The Carla Zampatti Runway Show at Melbourne Fashion Festival saw pops of colour and statement feather trimmings. From evening gowns to corporate power-suits, the Autumn Winter ’21 Collection covers all wardrobe bases’.
One of the best winter outfit tips is to choose pieces that can layer easily - or layer over other garments. Relaxed coats and blazers are always great options to look laid-back cool while also having the ability to layer warm bases underneath. Likewise, dresses cut in streamlined silhouettes from georgette and velvet can be worn under a wool coat and knee-high boots. Shop the AW21 Collection here.
The Red Feather Trimmed Jacket is versatile in the sense that it can be worn as a dress or jacket. When creating a capsule winter wardrobe, having pieces that can fill multiple needs and looks is key to getting the most out of a smaller curation of clothes. Wear over matching crepe pants to create an elegant evening look, or with bare legs and heels for a dramatic, yet chic look.
Selecting a statement print to embellish your winter wardrobe is a key fashion tip that you can steal from the runway. It is always wise to select a print that keeps up with the current trends, however also can be worn in future seasons. A great way of doing this, is selecting a timeless print in a season specific colour. For example, the AW21 Collection boasts brilliant cobalt in the Cobalt Print Collection.
Shopping for winter outfit ideas will expose the need for a well-tailored suit, as outerwear and more covered options are made necessary by the cooling temperature. One of the best winter outfit go-to’s include a fitted blazer and relaxed trouser set. As we continually shift to a working from home environment, choosing wide leg and relaxed silhouettes for your pants and trousers will be a necessary investment to stay comfortable and chic at home. Making an effort at home will also make you feel more confident and empowered as your outfit has a proven effect on mood.
Must Have Velvet
A winter wardrobe staple that remains on trend year after year, is a velvet look. Destined to feature in your winter capsule collection year after year, a velvet dress in navy or black can be worn casually with boots or dressed up for evening wear with some jewels and a clutch. A further velvet must have for your winter outfit wardrobe is a pair of velvet trousers – which can form an elevated alternative to leggings or sweat-pants, while still keeping you toasty and comfortable. Pair with a matching velvet blazer for a corporate look or with a velvet turtleneck for a clean Zoom conference look.
From Coco Chanel & Carla Zampatti, tweed has become immortalised as an essential winter outerwear staple. Soft yet structured, classic tweed creates a textural element to your outfit, and is best matched with uncompromising accessories. The Cobalt Tweed Collection is flecked with delicate silver thread that delicately catches the light as you move and is a perfect way of interweaving colour into your winter outfit plan.
From winter weddings to black-tie events and balls, having a winter evening gown is bound to come in handy. Shopping for a winter approved evening dress involves a number of requirements – such as weather, length and formality. Opting for a sleeved gown will instantly make your look more wintry, but this can be balanced through a mesh neckline and sleeve detail. This will keep you covered but also add a delicate balance to the dress and allow some skin to show through.Whatever your personal style, there is always inspiration to be found from the runway. The Autumn Winter Fashion Festival’s focus on outerwear, layering and decadent embellishment; perfect for the cold wintry weather.